Accommodation near Soccer City

Soccer City, which is officially known as the FNB Stadium, is located in Nasrec, a suburb in the sprawling Soweto township to the south of Johannesburg. It was built in 1989 and naming rights were immediately sold to First National Bank. In those days, the stadium had the capacity for 80 000 people, but today, after extensive upgrades, it can hold 94 736. This makes Soccer City the largest stadium in Africa.

The afore mentioned upgrades were done in preparation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which was hosted in South Africa. Given the volumes of people expected and the high profile nature of the event, the high sums of money spent on the project were deemed worth it and many sports teams and their spectators benefit from the renovations.

Some of the changes done to the original stadium include the addition of new change rooms and new floodlights, an adaptation of the bottom tier of seating to provide a better sight line an extension of the top tier and the addition of 2 new executive suites. They also added an encircling roof, which sealed the design vision inspired by a calabash - the African fruit which is often dried and used as a gourd. This design sparked the stadium's third nickname- the Calabash. The second nickname, Soccer City, came about because of FIFA's strict rules prohibiting sponsor naming for any of the Soccer World Cup venues.

Soccer City or the FNB Stadium is primarily used for soccer these days, although during the course of its life it has hosted many significant events, from Nelson Mandela's first speech in Johannesburg after his release, to Chris Hani's funeral and the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final. It is the home turf of the Johannesburg soccer team, the Kaiser Chiefs so regularly sees both local and international soccer matches. Soccer City has also hosted a few rugby matches in its day and regularly acts as a venue for big live music acts such as U2, Lady Gaga, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Justin Bieber.

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Kwa - Bungane Guest House
1.9 km


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From R699 PPS

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Kwa- Bungane Guest House is located in the tranquil suburb of Ormonde in the south of Johannesburg. The guest house boasts 5 comfortable en suite rooms with the following amenities: free WiFi , tea/co... More Info

Judy Selfcatering BnB
2.8 km

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Judy Self catering is a home away from home, situated in quiet surroundings. We take pride in our true hospitality and excellent service. We are situated in the south of Johannesburg, very close... More Info

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Regal Guest House
3.1 km

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Regal Guest House is situated in the South of Johannesburg. Crown Gardens is centrally located and have easy and quick access to the major highways. Our establishment offers 4 bedrooms each with an... More Info

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Gold Reef Lodge
3.2 km

From R750* Unit

Welcome to the Gold Reef Lodge guesthouse. Our guesthouse is situated in the heart of Johannesburg, a fast paced city located in South Africa packed with rich culture and history. Your Host Stanton Mo... More Info

Gold Reef Place
4 km

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Gold Reef Place is close to Gold Reef City Casino and Theme Park and Apartheid Museum. Within easy access to FNB Stadium (Host 2010 Soccer venue) Ellis Park (Coca-Cola Stadium) and all Johannesburg ma... More Info

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Alcazaba Lodges
4.9 km

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For the discerning guest who wants quality, cleanliness and a personal touch, Alcazaba Lodges offers a variety of accommodation, Bachelor, Couples or Family suites with no compromise in taste and serv... More Info

Grand View B&B
5.1 km

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Uniquely positioned on the highest point of Johannesburg, with panoramic views over the city, Grand View B&B provides an enclave of solitude and elegance in northern Johannesburg. This striking establ... More Info

Zietsies Guest House
5.3 km


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Zietsies is situated on the highest koppie in Johannesburg - some people say second highest, but we believe otherwise - with a 180 view to the north, east and west. We also believe that our Guest Hou... More Info

Auckland Park Manor
5.9 km

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Auckland Park Manor is a cosy and quaint b and b. Located near SABC, UJ, WITS, ABSA call centre, Times Media, AFDA, Academy of Sound Engineering, Bernina, Netcare, Garden city hospital, Milpark hosp... More Info

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 Thornton Gap Guesthouse
6.2 km

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Thornton Gap Guesthouse is a luxurious, intimate hidden accommodation gem, located in the heart of the quaint and central Johannesburg suburb of Westdene. Situated on Thornton Rd it is right on the do... More Info

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